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An important lichen of southeastern Montana rangelandsAuthor(s): James G. McCracken; Lynn E. Alexander; Daniel W. Uresk
Source: Journal of Range Management. 36(1): 35-37.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe lichen (Parmelia chlorochroa) was most abundant in sagebrush and grassland vegetation associations, less so in the pine, and absent in riparian types. It was significantly associated with drier sites and bare ground. Lichens appear to have value in reducing erosion, as indicators of intensive grazing, and in contributing to the nutrient quality of soils.
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CitationMcCracken, James G.; Alexander, Lynn E.; Uresk, Daniel W. 1983. An important lichen of southeastern Montana rangelands. Journal of Range Management. 36(1): 35-37.
KeywordsParmelia chlorochroa, erosion, grazing, nutrients, soils
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